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Friday, 19 September 2014

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GPs make move into new base at Millom hospital

A DOCTORS’ surgery has finally made the move to its new location, following months of delay and concern.

Waterloo House Surgery, the GP practice in Millom, relocated into Millom Community Hospital, in Lapstone Road, yesterday, after it was announced last week they would receive a boost to their staffing numbers.

The GP partners at the surgery said: “We are very excited that the surgery has now successfully relocated to Millom Community Hospital. We are fully operational and receiving patients with all alterations to the building due to be finished by the end of the week.

“We would like to thank the community of Millom for their patience and understanding, and also our staff, who through their hard work over the last few months have ensured the move to the hospital has been organised with as little disruption as possible.

“We also want to acknowledge the help and support we have received from the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to accommodate the surgery in the hospital.”

Fears and rumours have plagued the health services in Millom for months, directed at both the hospital and the GP practice.

A drop-in meeting was held by the Clinical Commissioning Group in Market Square in March, shortly after the surgery’s move was announced in February. More than 170 residents used the meeting to express their concerns over the move.

The move was then delayed indefinitely, until last week, when it was announced the changeover would be taking place yesterday.

Now the practice is positive about its future, and hopes it will be able to provide better service to people living in the town.

The GP partners continued: “We hope this is the start of an exciting process of working together to secure the future of primary care in Millom.”

Councillor Reg Heathcote, chairman of the Millom Hospital League of Friends, said: “It will be a good job when they get properly settled and move back to normality.

“There will of course be a few teething problems, but there was no alternative to the move in light of the health and safety problems.”

The Partnership Trust announced last week that the hospital would reopen in a two step process.

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